Born Too Late

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Born Too Late
Saint Vitus - Born Too Late.jpg
Studio album by Saint Vitus
Released October 1986 (1986-10)[1]
Recorded 1986
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Doom metal
Length 34:36
Label SST
Producer Joe Carducci, Saint Vitus
Saint Vitus chronology
The Walking Dead
Born Too Late
Thirsty and Miserable
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Martin Popoff 7/10 stars[3]

Born Too Late is the third studio album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, which was released in 1986. This was the first Saint Vitus album featuring former The Obsessed singer Scott "Wino" Weinrich. It is generally cited as their best selling release.[4]

All the songs from this album (except "The War Starter") are featured on the compilation album Heavier Than Thou.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Chandler, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Born Too Late" (Chandler, Scott Reagers) – 6:52
  2. "Clear Windowpane" – 3:14
  3. "Dying Inside" – 7:23
Side two
  1. "H.A.A.G. (Hell Ain't a Game)" (Chandler, Robert Gonzales) – 5:02
  2. "The Lost Feeling" – 5:22
  3. "The War Starter" – 6:43

CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

In 1990, SST re-released Born Too Late on CD and included the Thirsty and Miserable EP tracks, which are as follows.[5]

  1. "Thirsty and Miserable" (Dez Cadena, Rosa Medea, ROBO) – 3:51 (Black Flag cover)
  2. "Look Behind You" – 3:18
  3. "The End of the End" – 5:49


Saint Vitus[edit]



  1. ^ "Born Too Late - Saint Vitus". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  2. ^ Kott, Paul. Saint Vitus: Born Too Late at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  4. ^ "Sunday Old School: Saint Vitus - in Metal News". Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Saint Vitus - Born Too Late (CD, Album) at Discogs". 1990-10-25. Retrieved 2012-01-04.